Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Prison Diary: 15 Months At Fort Delaware-- Part 9: Murder of a Confederate Officer

In July 1864, Isaac Handy recorded what he referred to as te murder of Colonel Edward Pope Jones who was lame from a disease that affected his feet and was killed by a guard at the prison latrine. The guard shot Pope from the roof of the outhouse building apparently for not moving fast enough. The soldier was not punished for the shooting. --Old Secesh

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